Magnesium 5,000™ is recommended to help support normal muscle function and support glucose metabolism. Provides (per 2 oz): 5,000 mg magnesium.
Magnesium helps to maintain normal muscle and nerve function, a healthy heart, healthy immune system and strong bones. Magnesium aids to regulate blood sugar levels, promotes normal blood pressure, and known to be involved in energy metabolism and protein synthesis. Since a symptom of magnesium deficiency is agitations or anxiety, it is included in many calming supplements.
- Anxious/Nervous Behavior
- Blood sugar/Glucose Metabolism
- Muscle Function
- Immune System Function
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
(Enclosed measure approximates 2 ounces based on density of product.)
Adult Horses (900-1,100 lbs):
Maintenance: Provide 2 oz daily.
Working/Performance: Provide 2-4 oz daily.
Magnesium (Mg) is a vital macromineral, and it is becoming increasingly recommended by veterinarians for
various treatments in the horse. Because one of the clinical signs of magnesium deficiency is nervousness, it
is added to many calming supplements. Magnesium helps support a normal inflammatory response.
Magnesium may play a role in insulin resistance and equine metabolic syndrome. Within the muscle calcium
and magnesium work antagonistically — calcium causing muscle contraction and magnesium inducing
relaxation. If there is not enough magnesium, muscles tend to spasm. Although the presence of low magnesium
in the muscle tissue may stem from a genetic disorder rather than dietary quantities, there are reports of
horses that have responded to magnesium supplementation for support of chronic tying-up.
My horse is always nervous and someone suggested I try magnesium. Can this help him?
MVP: Horses who are excessively nervous, tense, edgy or unfocused may be deficient in magnesium. Magnesium plays an important role in normal nervous system, metabolic and muscle function.
I read up online that magnesium is great for horses who experience back pain and who are lacking in interest in working, will this product be helpful to eliminating back pain?
MVP: Magnesium helps to support normal muscle contractions, so Magnesium 5,000™ may provide support for horses that have muscle soreness. If your horse has back pain or seems to be uninterested in working, we recommend working with your veterinarian to determine if there is an underlying issue that may need to be addressed.